The Salvation Army Responds to Tornado and Wind Damage in Virginia

Strong thunderstorms beginning Sunday night have caused tornado and significant wind damage across Lynchburg and Danville in the south central region of  Virginia. The Lynchburg and Roanoke Salvation Army Disaster Teams will be providing nourishment and spiritual support to first responders and residents in the most affected areas. The Roanoke canteen will be deployed to the Elon and Amherst communities, while the Lynchburg canteen will be providing mobile feeding throughout the Lynchburg area.

“Our prayers go out to our community this morning, as it does each day. Our shelter is currently open for those who have been affected by the storms,” said Captain Trey Jones, The Salvation Army of Greater Lynchburg. The Lynchburg Salvation Army is accepting donations of individual sized bottled drinks and non-perishable snack items for canteen, at 2211 Park Avenue. 

Photo Caption: Becky Brandenburger, Roanoke Salvation Army mission specialist, checks canteen inventory, while Jennifer Webb, Roanoke Salvation Army social services, prepares supplies and equipment.

About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need without discrimination for more than 135 years in the U.S. More than 25 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through a range of social services: food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless, and opportunities for underprivileged children. The Salvation Army tracks the level of need across the country with the Human Needs Index ( The Salvation Army has served survivors of every major national disaster since 1900. The Salvation Army does not place an administrative fee on disaster donations. During emergency disasters, 100 percent of designated gifts are used to support specific relief efforts. For more information, go to or follow on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS.

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